Update of August 27 Regarding COVID-19 Infection
The number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 756,492 after additional 1,577 new cases were detected positive in Nepal on August 27, 2021. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 708,230 of the total infected have recovered, and the recovery rate has reached 93.6% along with 2,337 latest recovered.
According to the Ministry, 8,752 swab tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. Out of the total number of tests conducted on August 27, 18% were diagnosed positive and overall there were 19.5% people diagnosed positive till now.
Till now, the death toll has reached 10,663. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 25 people died on August 27. There are 37,599 people in isolation. Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Nawalparasi East, Baglung, Kaski, Gorkha, Syangja, Tanahu, Dang, Rupandehi, and Surkhet have more than 500 active cases.
On August 27, 4,365 people were tested through the antigen process among which 488 were diagnosed positive with COVID-19. Till date, 82,456 people have been diagnosed positive with antigen process. The number of infected, cured, and active cases has not been separated into this number. According to the ministry, 4,052,765 people have been fully vaccinated till August 27.
According to Baglung representative Srijana Pant, the prohibitory order issued in the district has been eased and extended. Chief District Officer Shiva Kumar Karki has issued an order on August 26 stating that the prohibitory order has been extended from August 26 until further notice.
According to Lamjung representative Dal Bahadur Majakoti, the prohibitory order has been extended for 10 more days. Chief District Officer Hom Prasad Luitel has issued a notice on August 26 stating that the prohibitory order has been extended the order from August 26 to 12 noon on September 5.
According to Kanchanpur Representative Lily Kunwar, the meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee held on August 26 has extended the prohibitory order issued in the district from August 26 to September 5. During the extended period of prohibition, health services, dairy, petroleum products, workshops, vegetable and fruit shops will be operating from 6 am to 7 pm. Chief District Officer Pandey said that the activities such as seminars, trainings and meetings will be carried out in full compliance with the standards of health protocol with a maximum of only 25 people.
According to Kailali representative Mainamoti Chaudhary, a meeting of the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee held on August 26 decided to continue the prohibitory order until further notice, said Shivraj Joshi, Information Officer at the District Administration Office, Kailali. According to the order issued by Chief District Officer Khagendra Rijal, the prohibitory order will continue till further orders as per Article 4 of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Ordinance 2078 and Section 6 (3) of the Local Administration Act 2028. It has been mentioned in the ordinance that it is the duty of all government and non-government organizations, industrialists, traders, professionals, media persons and common citizens to follow the ordinance.
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